Westminster Health Forum

Antimicrobial resistance - coordinating a global response and progress on the UK strategy


This seminar will consider global coordination to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the next steps for meeting the goals of the UK strategy.

The agenda in summary

  • Strengthening global coordination to tackle AMR;
  • Collaboration, encouraging innovation and financial incentives for developing new antimicrobials;
  • Improving the prevention and control of infections;
  • Ensuring appropriate prescribing - improving diagnostics, engaging with clinicians and managing patient expectations; and
  • Next steps for meeting the goals of the UK AMR strategy.

It is timed to bring together stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the way forward for collaboration to tackle AMR.

The seminar provides on opportunity to assess the next steps for meeting the goals of the UK Government’s 5-year action plan and 20-year vision for AMR.

Attendees will consider the impact of the plan and the way forward for delivering key ambitions - including improving infection prevention and control, strengthening surveillance capacity and collaborating across the human, animal and environmental health sectors.

It follows the announcement of the trial of a new payment model for antibiotics by NICE and NHS England and NHS Improvement, which would pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for the value of their medicines rather than by volume of antibiotic used.

Delegates will consider what will be needed from a new payment model to encourage the development of new antimicrobials, whilst ensuring that companies get the return on the investment required to develop new drugs, without incentivising the overuse of antibiotics.

We expect discussion on the Government’s review into overprescribing and how to encourage the appropriate use of antibiotics, looking at increasing patient awareness of AMR, improving diagnostic testing of infections and engaging with clinicians, vets and farmers to reduce antibiotic use.

Further sessions will consider how to support global collaboration, in light of the recent report from the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance’s No Time to Wait: Securing the future from drug-resistant infections which called for systematic and meaningful engagement across sectors at the global, national and local level.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates